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The most important phone calls ever made

Billions of phone calls are made every single day, from casual catch-ups between friends, to emotional reunions between long-lost family members.

The importance of phone calls can range from pointless and irritating to life-saving and vital, but there’s no getting away from it; for better or worse, the telephone has irrevocably changed the world and the way we communicate.

But consider this: if it wasn’t for this humble everyday device, would there still even be a world to change? Read on and find out about some of the most important phone calls ever made.

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Frequently asked questions about background checks

Background checks are investigations into an individual’s personal history, carried out by employers for the purposes of security and to make sure that the person investigated is who they say they are. It’s estimated that over 80% of companies conduct some kind of background check during the hiring process, so it’s good to be familiar with the type of information that will be scrutinized when you’re being hired. Read on to see a few frequently asked questions about background checks.

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Frequently asked questions about the Electoral Roll

The electoral roll, sometimes known as the electoral register, contains the names and addresses of every adult over the age of 18 who is registered to vote in a specific area.

White Pages uses this information to compile our UK directories, helping more and more people track down their lost friends and loved ones, generate business opportunities for growing companies and help others into the right job.

The Electoral Roll Search is a great resource, but if you would like to find out more about how the information is gathered and used, read on for some frequently asked questions and answers about the electoral register.

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Interactive People Finder

In the last few years many of us have willingly shared our lives with the people around us through social networking sites. Thanks to their pandemic rise, many of us have been successful in tracking down lost friends and loved ones.

Even the greatest detective adventures can be halted by unforeseen circumstances; what if your long lost auntie doesn't have a facebook account? Do you just give up on the hope that you will be reunited once more? Of course not, just follow the stages on this Finding People Flowchart and you could be discussing your detective skills with auntie over a cup of tea in no time.

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Two amazing reunion stories

Every day thousands of people attempt to reconnect with long-lost family members and loved ones. Reunions can make for heart-warming stories; other times the outcome can be disappointing. But on occasion, some reunion stories can be downright unbelievable. As Mark Twain wrote, “The truth is stranger than fiction” and if the following examples are anything to go by, he’s not wrong. Here are two amazing and very unusual reunion stories.

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